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Re (tilly) 3: Maintainable code is the best code -- principal components
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I see what you mean.
Want to clarify a bit, though, as I didn't say that principal
components analysis was a good analogy. I rather said
coding should accomplish the opposite, that is
spreading to information into the functions, dividing it
equally among them.
However stated, the analogy goes wrong because with principal
components we talk about orthogonal vectors in space, while
with programming we have hierarchial functions.
These create a subspace of each own, and you just can not
do a PCA on different subspaces. Is that what you more or less
/me notes with a smile in his face how everyone approaches
PCA from its own angle...., Masem
from the chemical spectra
point of view, tilly
from a encoding point of view while
I think more in pattern deviation scemes.